Terra Rochester Finger Lakes Science and Engineering Fair

The TRFSEF* provides both a training fair that can launch exploration by middle and high school students into STEM topics outside the standard curriculum for their grades, and a powerful competition advancing students to six additional national and international competitions! Contact the fair director today with questions or an invitation to provide a free webinar or conference call for any audience interested in learning how to engage youth in exploring STEM careers by asking questions and doing fair projects to discover their own answers!
Contact the TRFSEF via email at trsef@verizon.net or cell at 315-559-9374.


Science Exploration Night at St. John Fisher

Students and families of your district are invited to attend the 43nd annual FREE Science Exploration Night on Thursday, May 14 from 7 to 9 PM at St. John Fisher College’s Student Life Center.  This event is presented by the Science Teachers Association of New York State (Central Western Section.)

Science Exploration Night has professional hands-on exhibits and demonstrations that cover all areas of science – astronomy, biology, ecology, physics, chemistry, wildlife, plants, engineering, electricity, etc.  No pre-registration is needed.  There is ample parking.

Society of Women Engineers Overnight

IHS Junior Girls:

You are invited to attend the


15th Annual “SWE Overnight”
hosted by the RIT Society of Women Engineers student section 

Are YOU a High School Junior?

Are YOU ready to start exploring your future?
Are YOU ready to experience life as a college student?

Do YOU want to learn more about a career where you can

shape the future AND make a difference?

Then register for the SWE Overnight Event held at Rochester Institute of Technology


SWE Overnight is a shadow program at Rochester Institute of Technology for female high school juniors. This program offers participants the opportunity to explore various engineering fields through hands-on workshops and interaction with current RIT engineering students as well as professors. A mentoring relationship can also be developed through our panel discussion and mentoring lunch, which helps facilitate the transition from high school to college. Our goal is to motivate and inspire young women to pursue a career in engineering. 

When?  Thursday, February 5th, 2015 1:00pm thru Friday, February 6th, 2015 4:00 pm

Who?    Open to current female High School Juniors (Grade 11).

Where? Rochester Institute of Technology Campus in Rochester, NY


  • Experience life as an RIT college student
  • Explore various engineering fields
  • Spend the night on campus
  • Eat in the student dining facilities
  • Interact with RIT students and professors
  • Fun experiences with new friends!




First come, first serve basis—limited to first 50 students.


Payment: $125 per student*             Visa and MasterCard Payments Accepted

*Need based scholarships available—see Scholarship Information

Includes: SWE overnight T-shirt, meals, overnight accommodations, hands on engineering activities and mentoring by RIT engineering students.


Special Notes:

You will find answers to many common questions on the SWE Overnight FAQ  or on SWE Overnight website.

Click here for Program Flyer


For additional information or questions about the program, please feel free to contact us:

Jessica Jeffrey, SWE Outreach Chair,  jpj8014@rit.edu  or

Women in Engineering Program at RIT  email: we@rit.edu or phone: 585.475.6321


Access Services (sign language interpreting or real-time captioning) available upon request.


We look forward to your participation!

NYS STEM Free Tuition to top 10%

New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program, which will encourage the best and brightest high school students to pursue high-demand, high-tech careers and build their future in New York. The program provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10% of students in every New York high school if they major in a STEM field and work in a STEM job in New York State for five years after graduation.

Attached is a fact sheet with application and eligibility details. Please share this important opportunity with your graduating seniors who may be eligible for this scholarship.

Young Meteorologist Program

Hurricane season is in full gear and being educated and prepared for a severe storm is critical to making it through unscathed. In an effort to increase awareness of  severe weather preparedness to children, PLAN!T NOW (P!N), has teamed up with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Weather Service (NWS), the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Education Association (NEA) to produce The Young Meteorologist Program (YMP). The program is a free online resource and computer game that educates and empowers children and adults alike about severe-weather science, weather awareness and safety.

“We are so grateful to our partnering organizations for their help in creating and promoting YMP,” says Donna Lee, founder PLAN!T NOW. “Together we can help create a weather- ready nation.”

The YMP centerpiece, its online game, features a junior data collector for the Weather Center-   Owlie (a digital evolution of the NOAA/NWS’s famed Owlie Skywarn). He helps kids on their online severe weather preparedness adventure. Players encounter lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and winter storms- all while learning severe weather science and safety. Players who successfully complete the game earn a Young Meteorologist Certificate. The website, www.youngmeteorologist.org, also provides Young Meteorologist’s opportunities to put their knowledge to work through launching community service projects. Resources for educators, parents and meteorologists to guide Young Meteorologists are also available.


“YMP offers a fun and interactive way to educate our youth about otherwise complex issues,” says Ron Gird, National Weather Service Outreach Program Manager. “In fact, we have found YMP helps them not only retain the information but gets them excited to share what they have learned with friends and family- keeping everyone around them involved and safe.”


YMP is already being incorporated in curriculums across the nation and has plans to reach 55 million kids by the end of 2012 through direct and partner-based outreach. From teachers and camp leaders to parents and youth volunteers, the possibilities to introduce YMP to kids are endless. In addition, the National Weather Service plans to utilize its roughly 120 forecast offices and countless meteorologists to help push YMP even further. The American Meteorological Society will promote the program to its 14,000+ members.

YMP is not only helping children stay safe during severe weather activity but it also entices them towards careers in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM),” says Gird. “It’s a win-win for everyone.”

For more information regarding YMP, please visit: www.youngmeteorologist.org